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Durham Murder Rate Climbs Again

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DURHAM — The murder rate is now up to 42 in Durham,the highest yet in the City of Medicine.

The body of 19-year-old Cedric Alston was found in the back yard of aduplex Saturday night. Police say he was shot several times, but would notcomment on a possible motive.Alston was awaiting trial on charges stemming from a crime in June at aDurham home. Five armed men barged into the house sexually assaultingand beating six residents.

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